Long before fans had the chance to meet the Real Housewives of DC, London-born attention whore Cat Ommanney had tapped out of the series.
Now that it’s Reunion time, and interviews are available, Cat’s back in the spotlight to talk about how much she hated doing the show. (In case you, like us, can barely tell these broads apart, she’s the crazy beyotch who showed up at a Republican event dressed as Sarah Palin.)
Rather than owning her decision to leave D.C. and the show, now that she’s no longer a wife (not that that’s ever mattered to Bravo), Cat is playing the reverse racism card, copping pleas and contradicting herself.
First, Cat told a London tabloid that she quit the show because she looked like a “stuck-up cow” and a racist.
In a scene at the home of Stacie Scott Turner, a black estate agent, Ms Ommanney impersonated model Tyra Banks and claimed to be disappointed that President Barack Obama did not attend a ceremony at which her husband won a photography prize.
She was not directly accused of racism in the episode, but Ms Turner’s black friend Erika Hughes said her comments were “rude, abrasive and neck rolling”.
After splitting from her husband, Ms Ommanney has now returned to London. She said: “I have been portrayed as a racist. The fact that I was putting Tyra Banks down and mildly disappointed with Obama, it has nothing to do with colour. I despise racism and sexism.
“People were giving me grief on the streets. I don’t see colour. I’m just not a big fan of Tyra Banks. There was so much reverse racism going on, I found it astonishing.”
Ma’am? We seriously doubt that anyone was coming up to you in the streets. Especially not in defense of Tyra.
Then she told another British rag that RHODC cost her her marriage.
Instead, all that her Housewives fame has brought her so far is the end of a marriage to a man who seemed in every way Prince Charming. (Ommanney already had a real taste of royalty, when she kissed Prince Harry in 2006 and blabbed about it to the British press, reportedly for $24,000; she has denied the payment.) A Newsweek White House photographer with a Pierce Brosnan profile and a head of wavy locks that inspired the nickname Lion King from former President George W. Bush, Charles Ommanney was every bit as dashing as his bride. Their story was equally picture-perfect. There was a “whirlwind, five-month” romance before he popped the question and she followed him from London to the U.S., where, unsurprisingly, she was chosen as the brassy Brit on the latest incarnation of Bravo’s hit series—set in the nation’s clubby capital—about ladies of not-so-slender means whose primary pastimes are glugging Chardonnay and gossiping behind each other’s backs.
But after Housewives finished filming in November 2009, the Ommanneys’ marriage imploded. Last May, Charles—who early on in the series shows a disdain for all the “swanning around” demanded by reality TV—walked away from the relationship. Cat says she has not seen or spoken to him, and that any hopes of reconciliation have been abandoned.
Dayuuum son… Bravo got her a$$ kicked to the curb.